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Forget irises! Next Sony Xperia could have 3D face sensor

Forget irises! Next Sony Xperia could have 3D face sensor

Smartphone makers have been trying to make it easier for users to secure their smartphones without having to remember strong passwords and PINs. But aside from the fingerprint, which itself isn't infallible, very few technologies have offered both security and convenience in a single package. Even Samsung concedes it won't use its own iris scanning as the only authentication for Samsung Pay, for example. Sony, however, might have something better in mind, one that involves not only your eyes or even your face but your entire head as well.

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Newegg drops PlayStation VR price, but only briefly

Newegg drops PlayStation VR price, but only briefly

Though Sony spent a lot of time at E3 2017 focusing on its heavy hitters coming to PS4, it devoted some of its press conference to incoming games for the PlayStation VR as well. Games like Moss, The Inpatient, and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR definitely have some PS4 owners excited, but considering the PSVR costs as much as a PS4 Pro, that might serve as a barrier to entry for those who would otherwise like to give VR a spin. Newegg seems to have something to say about that, discounting the PSVR today through its eBay store.

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OnePlus 5 release details and pre-order live today

OnePlus 5 release details and pre-order live today

Today the OnePlus 5 was revealed by the company during a special event broadcast live across the internet. This device has a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution and AMOLED technology as well as a dual-camera image and video capture system at its back - but it's the price that's most interesting of all. This is the most expensive device ever offered by OnePlus for any smartphone they've ever released.

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Sony KOOV robotics kit finally out a year later, on Indiegogo

Sony KOOV robotics kit finally out a year later, on Indiegogo

Sony has a rather strange relationship with consumer robotics lately. It's definitely no stranger to them, having had at least two in the past. Now it is taking a more educational spin to these robots, but it isn't going directly to the market. Toio, revealed last week, is on Sony's internal "First Flight" crowdfunding platform. And now the KOOV coding and robotics kit has made its way to Indiegogo as well, finally making a real public appearance a year after Sony was supposed to launch it.

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Apple eyes Netflix and Amazon TV success with poached Sony talent

Apple eyes Netflix and Amazon TV success with poached Sony talent

Apple TV may have gone from hobby to Apple's barely-better-than-hobby, but the Cupertino firm has ambitious plans for homegrown content after co-opting a pair of Hollywood execs from Sony. The move comes after rival tech firms like Amazon and Netflix, each with their own streaming TV products, have seen great success with their own, self-funded content.

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E3 2017: All major announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more

E3 2017: All major announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more

E3 2017 officially kicks off today, but from here on out, big announcements will likely be few and far between. Like every E3 in recent years, major game companies have opted to host press conferences before the event begins, which is where they make all of their big announcements. There were six big press conferences of note this year - Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Bethesda - and what follows are the biggest announcements from each of them.

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Sony Toio is a mashup of tiny cube robots and game consoles

Sony Toio is a mashup of tiny cube robots and game consoles

Sony might not be a name you'd immediately associate with robotic toys, but it does, or rather did, have a few under its name, from the dog-like Aibo to the the "dancing" Rolly to, more recently, the KOOV robotics kit. It isn't done yet, however, and a Toio product may be just over the horizon. Aimed at very young learners, Toio mixes papercraft, tiny rolling robot cubes, and a system that resembles a gaming console, complete with controllers and even cartridges.

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Sony E3 2017: The biggest PlayStation 4 announcements

Sony E3 2017: The biggest PlayStation 4 announcements

Unlike its closest competitor, Microsoft, Sony didn't have any new hardware to present at E3, which means that it was all about the games for the PlayStation 4. There were plenty to talk about too, with headliners like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, God of War, and Days Gone. It was an exciting show for PlayStation owners, but if you missed it, here are the biggest announcements Sony made last night.

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Xperia XZ Premium US pre-orders start: 5 reasons to skip it

Xperia XZ Premium US pre-orders start: 5 reasons to skip it

As promised, Sony has kicked off the pre-order period for its latest flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, which will actually start shipping in a week's time. But while avid fans of Sony's smartphones might have no shortage of reasons to put down a pre-order for one, those who are in the market for a high-end smartphone this year should take a "wait and see" attitude or even stay clear of this premium Sony model. Because, in a nutshell, you won't really be getting what you pay for.

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Sony FES Watch U 2nd e-ink watch is now on sale

Sony FES Watch U 2nd e-ink watch is now on sale

One of the biggest complains about smartwatches is how quick they are to die during the course of the day. What if you had a watch that could at least last for days while still have some of the fashionable options of smartwatches? That's what Sony subsidiary Fashion Entertainments sought out to do with its e-paper wearables. Now in its second run, the new Sony FES Watch U is now available for purchase, in Japan at least, offering a smartwatch that is really more a fashion accessory than a geek toy.

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PS4’s Days of Play sale sees big discounts on major games

PS4’s Days of Play sale sees big discounts on major games

Just ahead of E3 2017, Sony has kicked off its Days of Play sale on PlayStation Network. The idea we're working with here is "quality over quantity" - there aren't a ton of games being discounted, but the ones that are on sale rank among PlayStation 4's biggest recent games. Because of that, this is the first time we're seeing significant discounts on some of these titles.

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E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 is quickly approaching, and though the show doesn't get off to an official start until Tuesday, June 13, major game companies will be starting their festivities early. This usually happens every summer, but this year, companies are getting started well in advance, with the first press conference being held on Saturday. For those watching the show from afar, these press conferences are where most of the news will come from, so here's when you can expect each major press conference to go down. SlashGear will be covering all of these events, so stay tuned.

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